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Presenting: the 2007 Schwabbie Awards

The nominees for this year’s “Schwabbies” (an appropriation of a certain dean’s last name) are announced in a four-minute comedy sketch available on YouTube. Created by third-year Cornell Law School student Michael Bornhorst, the sketch was shown at the school’s February cabaret – a talent show that benefits students who spend their summers doing public […]

Holiday feasting? Read up first

Want to change your luck in the new year? Need to learn how to truss a turkey? A recipe for beans and cornbread, which is served for good luck on New Year’s Day in the South, and step-by-step instructions for preparing a “roast beast” this holiday season can be found at the Nestlé Hotel Library […]

From small seeds, big benefits

As the colorful riot of fall gives way to the inevitable Central New York winter, tens of millions of people set up backyard feeders to make life easier for the birds and to make their own lives more enjoyable on dreary days. Winter is a difficult time for birds. Days are often windy and cold; […]

Textures of winter

A stroll through the botanic garden or the arboretum on a sunny winter day is a great way to recoup and reenergize. Before the snow gets too deep, you may also enjoy the variety of winter colors and textures throughout Plantations’ collections. Some plants are unexpectedly striking in this often bleak season. Without all those […]

Skating to international gold

Cornell women’s hockey freshman Rebecca Johnston helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 4 Nations Cup, held Nov. 7-11 in Leksand, Sweden. Johnston, the team’s youngest member, was an alternate last summer at the world championships. She was noticed by Canadian officials after tallying eight goals and five assists in five games for […]

Get your game on

Since 2003, Cornell students have produced more than 100 original computer games through the Game Design Initiative at Cornell (GDIAC), ranging from classic arcade programs in the style of Super Mario Brothers to turn-based strategy games to 3-D adventures. Some titles, such as Quarter Qard Revolution (pictured) and Cornell MMO, employ local themes and settings. […]